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Mirrodin Common

Reviewed October 30, 2003

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Deconstruct - Wizards decided to fix the "free" spells snafu they created in Saga. In a well tuned deck, it can help you keep tempo going... "Yeah, pick off your artifact, and by the way, here's a creature too."

In limited, it can be a bit more difficult to manage, but still well playable and probably necessary in a heavy artifact environment.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Judge Bill

They finally printed the "free" spells the right way this time. And in a set that's half artifacts, this is a mandatory effect to print. Unfortunately for constructed, this is too narrow of a card to see play. Green needs to hit both artifacts and enchantments, and not leave themselves open to enchantments. If you need more than 4 Artifact destruction in green, play Tuesday's card.
In limited, like all of the cards this week, you play this because half the set is artifacts.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 4.5

 Van Zandt

Yay for free spells!  Always good when you can disrupt someone's game
without breaking your stride.  In constructed, i'm wagering this puppy'll be
quite the nuissance...  turn 3 stone rain and still dropping your troll
ascetic is pretty nice.  In limited, it kills artifacts, so of course it's
good.  Even better early on, when it's still a tempo thing.
constructed 3.2
limited 3.2


Oops, I already spoke about this.  Its like the ability you find on rewind, where you get to untap lands, only the difference is you get green mana, so it is possible to get silvos out or something with only one green mana.  But most likely, you will only mana burn yourself.
Combo with cathodian for a turn 4 silvos.
Limited - 4
Constructed - 3
blah - 5



Here, I want to share this fun combo with you:

Turn 1: Forest, Birds of Paradise
Turn 2: Forest, Cathodion
Turn 3: Forest, Deconstruct Cathodion. 6 in pool, then tap the forest
for 7 mana in your pool to play a Plated Slagwurm on turn 3.

These free spells are very good, although you never want to use them unless
you can use up the mana. If are not shooting for a speedy cast fatty, then
go with Naturalize, its an instant, cheaper, and you dont have to use up 3
mana afterwards.

Casual Rating: 3
Art Rating: 5
Shylo Elliott Deconstruct is a great card in Mirrodin Block green! On turn 3, you could destroy one of your opponent's equipment and play a Viridian Shaman or Troll Ascetic in the same turn. In T2, it doesn't pack the same punch because artifacts aren't as dominant. It's just a sideboard card there. In Mirrodin Limited, it is also great if you play 2 or more colors, and you only have one green-producing land out, you can deconstruct an Empyrial Plate or Bone Splitter and play a spell that costs double or triple green.
Mirrodin Constructed: 5
Type 2: 3
Mirrodin Limited: 5

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